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Getting started

eZ Platform is an open-source, Symfony-based CMS.

eZ Platform consists of the technical platform for developers (including a Web framework, APIs and a Content Repository) and provides a user interface to work with the content and administer the platform.

eZ Platform Enterprise Edition

eZ Platform Enterprise Edition is a commercial product built on top of the open-source eZ Platform. It offers additional functionalities and enhancements to the editing experience.

eZ Enterprise provides advanced editorial capabilities such as in-page editing, creation of block-based Pages, editorial workflow, etc.

Quick start

eZ Platform must be installed by administrator. They should provide you with the address of the installation.

To access the Back Office (the editor interface), add /admin to this address. For example, if your website's URL is, you enter the editing interface through

The default administrator account information is:

  • username: admin
  • password:publish

Login screen

The first screen after logging in is the Dashboard. It contains shortcuts to most commonly used content: review queue, your drafts, the content you have created, recently modified content, etc. You can select any of these items and view them in detail or start editing them from this point.


You can always return to the Dashboard by selecting the eZ logo in the upper left corner.

The top bar allows you to move between important sections of the application.

Top bar

  • Content gives you access to the content repository. It lets you navigate the Content tree, create, edit, move, copy, delete content, etc.
  • Page enables you to create and edit block-based Pages. It is only available for eZ Enterprise users.
  • Forms enables you to place a survey, questionnaire, sign-up form, etc. on your website. It is only available for eZ Enterprise users.
  • Admin is the administration panel where you can manage users, sections, permissions, etc.

User settings

You can access your user settings on the right side of the top bar:

User preferences menu

Here you can change your user password and define your user preferences, such as preferred timezone, date and time format, or Back Office language.